ESMA Newsletter December 2014, issue 26



Newsletter December 2014 - NWL26

The Inkjet Conference 2015 - Inkjet Engineering and Inkjet Chemistry


A record-breaking attendance of over 300 people at The Inkjet Conference 2014 makes this the largest event in the ESMA calander and there are plans to grow the event for 2015.
Bring together speakers from industry and research and delegates from equipment manufactures and brand owners there was an excitement as to what had been achieved with the technology and the future possibilities.
The profitability of digital manufacturing has touched many industries and as inkjet is enabled it is going to touch many more.
Inkjet is not just another print process – it changes the production model and the business model – its effects are far reaching and properly integrated changes the economics of business.
But back to basics, The Inkjet Conference covers the wide gamut of engineering and chemistry required to implement the technology: from analytical laboratory equipment for the formulation and analysis of ink; through the software, electronics and mechanics for the equipment manufacture; to the scientific research powering the future.
92% of respondents have confirmed they intend to participate in The Inkjet Conference 2015 with a further 3% indicating maybe they will attend.

The inkjet conference 2015 plans to build on the strength of the 2014 event. Feedback has indicated a strong demand for technical papers on inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry, there is also a requirement for understanding of how digital technology impacts the whole production process.
The academic track, will be strengthened by a scientific board, representatives of the key industries will be available for peer review of papers and feedback and support on various topics.
To learn more about The Inkjet Conference 2015 and how we can help you please email us at

DCP 2015

Direct Container Print is a new industrial conference about direct printing on plastic containers such as bottles,  sleeves, cups, pats.
The growing demand market for decoration on plastic with a direct print is important for the packaging world.
The conference will show the latest development and technologies for these applications. It will be held on 23th -24th November in Düsseldorf.

Glassprint 2015: Call for papers

Glogo2015lassPrint 2015, Europe’s only dedicated event for the decoration of glass, will return to Düsseldorf, Germany on 25-26 November 2015.

The conference is powered by glasstec and industry experts will present the latest solutions for flat and hollow glass decoration, including:

• Two days of technical presentations covering digital, screen and pad processes that offer the latest advanced technologies for decorating all types of glass.
• Keynote presentations by industry figureheads and representatives of Europe’s leading glass associations.

As well as being powered by glasstec, in recognition of its importance in the global glass event calendar GlassPrint is sponsored by Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft (DGG),, GPD, SGCDpro and the SGIA.

Companies or individuals that are interested in visiting the conference, speaking or exhibiting in the accompanying tabletop exhibition of leading suppliers can register their interest at to be kept up-to-date.

Master Class Poleot

The Master Class is planed on 23rd June 2015 in Radisson Blu Scandinavia, Düsseldorf with 6 presentations. As speakers, ITA, Centexbel, IMEC, Stuttgart and UHasselt are confirmed.

Limited places are available, please contact for further information and interest.

POLEOT aimes at printing EL and OLED onto electrically conductive textiles and especially prepared textile substrates. On these textiles, the active layers containing the functional EL or OLED elements will be applied. POLEOT will introduce several innovations on different levels, from the roll-to-roll production of EL/OLED, over the achievement of high flexibility in combination wtih mechanical strength to the development of large-size lamps. Companies participating in the project will have access to a knowledge and technology platform on the printing of light-emitting layers, the specific textile treatments and techniques to combine both.

ESMA General assembly 2015, Palma de Mallorca

25yearsOur next General Assembly will be held in Mallorca aon March 19th and 20st 2014. All members will be invited to presentations  on Thursday, followed by the GA meeting on Friday. A more detailed agenda and practical information will be sent shortly to all GA members.  This year we will grant a symbolic award and vote an Honorary Ambassador to recognize lifetime achievement within the industrie. More info soon!

The Inkjet Course

A foundation course in Inkjet Engining engineering and inkjet chemistry: Supported by and ESMA

As many new applications continue to adopt inkjet as the core technology, the University of Western Switzerland in Fribourg aims to address the skills shortage with a foundation course in inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry.

A five day hands on lab based course will see small groups of students become familiar with basic fluid measurements and modifications whilst working towards building a prototype inkjet printer.

The first course is open to anybody involved in inkjet; whether from a chemistry background looking to understand printheads and printing, of from an engineering background looking to understand machine and ink. This course aims to take experts in their field and broader there knowledge of inkjet across the many disciplines required. This is a practical hands on course with a focus on lab work and experimentation, students will have access to both the chemistry lab and the inkjet lab and over the course of the week be involved in all aspects of inkjet engineering and inkjet chemistry.

Dates: 23rd 27th March 2015
Location:  Fribourg Switzerland
Fees: €2500 ( a limited number of supported spaces are reserved for ESMA members)
Accommodation recommendations:
Hotel Alpha: Rue du Simplon 13, 1700 Fribourg Switzerland
NH Fribourg: Grand Places 14, 1700, Switzerland


C!Print Lyon has become a reference for visual communication industry. The 3rd edition will take place at Eurexpo - Lyon 3, 4 and 5th of February.
After the success of the second edition of C!PRINT Lyon in 2014, which attracted nearly 10,000 visitors, C! PRINT Lyon is now the event not to be missed for professionals in the visual communication domain.
For this 3rd year,  C!Print will bring together through this event, all the stakeholders comprising the visual communication market. Although C!Print aims to attract traditional professionals operating in this domain but also designers, decorators, architects, photographers, and end customers.

With new exhibitors, C! PRINT Lyon expanding its activities with professionals from innovative markets to meet the changing needs of sector. C! PRINT Lyon wants to give more keys and ideas to market while generating a true community of professionals in the printing and visual communication industry. See the exhibitors list

NEW IN 2015 : La Plateforme - Service providers, Image & Communication
This area dedicated to communication solution will host 50 exhibitors in the following themes: XXL Communication/ Interior decoration/ Retail design/ Digital Media / Personalization.
The Platform will offer throughout the show : round table, case studies or workshops!
C!Print Lyon and La Plateforme will hosted more than 200 exhibitors, and about 14 000 visitors are expected to attend !
Order your free badge fo C!Print and La Plateforme :

Football tournament -5th-6th September 2015

ESMA football tournament has moved from May to September. It will be held on 5th and 6th September.

This year it will work with a different financial format. The organizer should carry all the costs of organizing but it should be spread amongst the participants. Smaller teams can join together or we can have a competition with small teams (6 players).
Already confirmed participates: FM Brooks - InPrint, Fimor, Lechler S.p.A., KIWO, Saati, Sefar MacDermid Autotype and Marabu.

ESMA pavilion concept at drupa 2016

drupa-logo-2016From 31/5 till 10/6/2016, we will have the drupa 2016. ESMA is probably going to be again associated partner for Functional and Industrial printing. Priority is given to all members participating last time on drupa 2012.

The ESMA pavilion gives priority to stands from 12 m² to maxim size of one island. The concept is built around 4 island of each around 100 m². Stand building will be organized to have the best professional look and concept!

One island will be used for lounge bookings of smaller members.
This will be organized if a different way but we make sure they can be included in the catalogue!
There will be 2 options for small package deals: Normal lounge member & Advanced lounge member.

Please contact us for further information about the stands!

K-Messe 2016

k16ESMA has a small pavillion on the K show which will be held from 19th till 26th October in 2016 in the Messe Düsseldorf.

This is the most important show for plastic! 4 members can participate on the pavillion. Information can be requested with

Commercial Banners on the ESMA Newsletter

Our ESMA Newsletter is spread to over 3.500 industry contacts and on the ESMA website. We will introduce a sponsorship of the Newsletter in 2 different versions: version “only online” which will costs 300 euro per issue and a special version “when going to shows” which will get an online and printed copy version on a show or conference where ESMA is attending - which is 1.000 euro per issue.

Online and hardcopy versions are available:

  • May: online & printed version Fespa 2015
  • October: online & printed version for  The Inkjet Conference
  • November: online & printed version for InPrint, ITMA, DCP and GlassPrint

The buying procedure is quick and easy via an online registration system but remember, first come-first served. Also remember that our website is very often linked to major exhibitions in Europe and conferences!
If you need more information, you can contact

best wishes


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